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Nothing but Net

A group for adminstrative dealership staff, dealers, GM's Comptrollers and Automotive Consultants to discuss ways to improve the "Bottom Line". Topics such as expense control strategies, compensation plans to motivate all personnel, and more....

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Every Dealer needs it... Every dealer should want it...

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Fact - Front end gross continues to get smaller         Competition is getting tougher         Warranty dollars are dropping         Legal, Health Insurance, etc... getting higherImagine increasing…Continue

To VMI or to NOT VMI

Started by Ryan Kleinjan Sep 9, 2011. 0 Replies

We are starting to see a growing trend on Non-VMI services in print, shop supplies, and uniforms, amongst others --What has been your experiences with these Non-VMI solutions?  Is it worth the…Continue

What is a "Lost Sale"? Is it confined to the Parts Department? Can we put a value on it?

Started by NANCY SIMMONS. Last reply by Tod Collins Jul 21, 2011. 1 Reply

Lost sales resulting from missed…Continue

Tags: Sales, Service, Parts, line, Sales

Is the Service Department the "NEW" Sales Department???

Started by NANCY SIMMONS. Last reply by Tod Collins Jul 21, 2011. 15 Replies

Sounds like a stupid question??? Well, what I mean is this...Has the dynamics of the retail operations of the dealership shifted to the Dealer Principals and GM's focusing more deserved attention to…Continue

Tags: sales, training, profit, service

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Comment by Kristopher Peters on August 26, 2010 at 2:37pm
I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments. As a fan of the Celtics myself, and a veteran of the auto business, I feel like I'm on a sports team. Think of the similarities; there seems to be a dwindling number of veterans, newbies are overpaid, and when the new owners are the previous owners' kids or a novice themselves, both teams go bankrupt. It is nice to fine knowledgeable still exist. Keep up the good work Nancy! KP
Comment by NANCY SIMMONS on August 23, 2010 at 4:35pm
Hey Bobby! Welcome to my group, Nothing but Net...Although discussing basketball might be a little more exciting that discussing way to enhance the bottom line, the latter will help to make us wiser and perhaps a little richer in the makings... I am going to start getting this group a little more active so we can all enjoy a few "swishes" together!
Comment by David Long on June 21, 2010 at 11:57am
I happen to be a Celts fan myself! One of my buddies is the bigs coach and i just wish they would have pulled it off.
Comment by NANCY SIMMONS on June 21, 2010 at 10:25am
Welcome David!
I am from MA and I thought of the name while I was watching the Lakers cream the Celtics~ LOL
I welcome your expertise to the group! Should prove to be a real interesting forum!!!!
Comment by David Long on June 21, 2010 at 10:04am
What a great name!! Nothing but net!! I wish i would have thought of it:)
I appreciate your energy and effort to put this together!!
Check out www.davidjlong.com that is what im all about.
I look forward to being part of the nothing but net group.
Have a great day all!!
Comment by Clayton R Perry, Sr on June 18, 2010 at 12:18pm
Jim,

Thank you

Clayton
Comment by Douglas Austin on June 18, 2010 at 12:08pm
Example - if ABC company gave your neighboring dealership 10% lower pricing to secure their business from their competitor (same size account for them) - shouldn't you be eligible to negotiate the same rate? This happens every day and the market rates can be fluid -- but there is significant hard dollar impact if you can know when to hedge and what expectations to have in negotiations...
Comment by Douglas Austin on June 18, 2010 at 12:01pm
Don't overlook the importance of consistently reviewing your needs, negotiated contracts, and the marketplace value of the supplies/services you need
Comment by NANCY SIMMONS on June 18, 2010 at 11:46am
Thanks Jim for your answer. I did start a discussion on this topic, so I welcome all to contribute to the discussion or ask questions related..
Comment by Clayton R Perry, Sr on June 17, 2010 at 6:18pm
Nancy,
I would like your opinion on how important Fixed Ops is as it relates to the bottom line....
 

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